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Ted Morris

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12 minutes


Sustainable agriculture, Pork Industry and Trade -- Oregon


Interview of Ted Morris by Matt Witke on August 17th, 2006.

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Ted Morris is the owner and operator of Dayton Meat Company in Dayton, Oregon.


Ted Morris inherited his pig-raising business. At the time of the interview, he also ran the Dayton Meat Company, collaborating with a few pig farms throughout Washington and Montana, providing quality meat to customers nationwide. Ted describes the process of inspecting and slaughtering the pigs, as well as selling them to customers. Around 250 hogs are sold per week throughout the year. Every cut of meat from skin to feet are bought by consumers. Ted believes that economic considerations have taken over small farm operations, but he has hopes that specialty meat will one day be affordable for all.

This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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